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No balls and check engine light

Fired up the truck this morning, it idled perfectly and left for school the truck shifted hard and took forever to get up through the lower gears. What could this be? My check engine light is also on. I hope it's not something major but it can't be good.
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Have you checked the manual fuel pump in the "valley?" it sounds as if the engine's not getting fuel. If it's not the pump, try the fuel bowl. Check the filter. If not that, maybe you have a plugged line running to/from the tank. These are some possiblities. I have a mallory 180GPM fuel pump with a regulator keeping it at about 8psi going to the engine with the original pump on the engine and every time the fuse blows for the electric, the engine does exactly that because of its inablitiy to pull fuel through the pump. Good Luck,

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I haven't gotten the chance to pop the hood yet. What should I look for in the pump? Leaking fuel in the valley? I will admit I drove it pretty hard last night couldn't let that dodge get away..... Could a fuel issue also affect shifting though?
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You might look for fuel in the valley. The manual pump has a "weep" hole
In the bottom, but I highly doubt that would cause a power loss. The truck doesn't
Throw check engine lights for things like that. There isn't a sensor on the pump/engine
For problems like that. Now that you throw background out there, I'm thinking something way worse. Was there any loud noises coming from the engine while playing with that dodge? You could have blown a head gasket, but I don't think the engine would start if that were the case.
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You MIGHT want to see why the CEL is lit

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2X that. I didn't think about that. I was going off experience..
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This is what I do to ppl asking for over the phone trouble shooting. "Could be a fuse, could be it's gonna burn down in a fire." Come on, get it checked out first.
Like I said, could be cam sensor, under valve cover harness, high pressure oil issue, and many other things. Maybe even head gasket.



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LOL Love the sarcasm. I'm just running off of experience, for the most part. Didn't really think of checking CEL. I highly doubt the CPS could be the problem. If the CPS goes bad, the truck dies randomly and/or doesn't start back up.
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